So Rep Rohrabacher says it’s ok to torture innocents for the greater good and that if we don’t support his view, he hopes our families suffer the consequences of a terrorist attack. Lets turn the tables around for a bit: I hope it is Rohrabacher’s family that suffers the consequences of illegal torture. Mr. Rohrabacher, I’d just like to ask if you’d be willing to submit your family to torture in order to prevent a terrorist attack? No? Why not? A true patriot indeed…
What do I think about recent revelations that president Bush authorized a secret domestic spying program?
I think Benjamin Franklin said it best:
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Conservative apologist talking points seem to revolve around the idea that this sort of erosion of civil liberties is somehow an essential trade off in protecting ourselves from a terrorist attack. I ask them this: Who needs the terrorists to disrupt our way of life and destroy the founding principles of this nation when our own government seems perfectly willing and able to do it for them? With friends like these, who needs enemies?
The terrorists have taken some lives and some expensive real estate. It’s starting to look like my government has taken a lot more.
What was our dear leader doing during/after the worst natural disaster ever to strike our nation?
The day of landfall, August 29th 2005: Eating Cake
The day after landfall, August 30th 2005: Playing Guitar
Leadership? OUT. OF. TOUCH.
The War on Terror: As viewed from the Bourne shell.
Not to be missed! An excerpt:
# cd Iraq/Al_Qaeda
Al_Qaeda: does not exist